There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler Cirrus Head Gasket May Fail Prematurely
Chrysler Cirrus Problem
Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6
Average Mileage: 96,137 mi (75,000 mi - 130,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Chrysler Cirrus, 2.5L V6, 91,550 mi
Engine overheated, radiator cap blew off & water spewed over front engine compartment, then engine began to missfirer and sputter. My mechanic said head gasket was damaged. Losing water out tailpipe. Put stop leak in radiator twice & it would last about 60 miles & water level would drop approximately 1/2 to 1 gal. Added 50/50 antifreeze mix 3 times over several days. Going to blow off with air around electrical connections ?
Visitor, 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, 2.5L V6, 75,000 mi
leaking really bad
Visitor, 1996 Chrysler Cirrus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 130,000 mi
hasn't been fixed yet. Overheated going up a mountain pass.